I constantly struggle with eating enough on Paleo. I'm a triathlete, and even though its off season, I havent finished a Crossfit WOD in I dont know how long and my coach asked me if I was eating enough. This was an issue in the middle of my season last year, and thought I had gotten ahold of it, but now I'm not too sure.
I have added white rice back into my diet, eat more fruit than a normal Paleo eater, and I cram sweet potatoes like they are candy. Now that my off season is starting to gear up towards on-season, I'm worried I will make the same mistakes I did last year. (these mistakes resulted in a DNF at my first half Ironman. Heartbreaking) I have never in my life thought I would have this problem, as I had binge-eating tendencies on the SAD. Maybe I am carrying the residual fear of binge eating on paleo over from SAD, I'm not sure. Psychology aside, I guess my question is what more can I eat and how often? I feel like I am eating all the time (3-4 times a day) but maybe I should be eating more like 4-6 times a day? Any endurance athletes out there that can shed some light?
Edit: Ok here is what i have planned to eat today and I can already tell its not enough. I did some sprint work this morning so I had a banana, leftover sweet potato salad and decaf coffee with coconut oil and water. I brought paleo Shepherd's Pie (with turnips and ground venison) for lunch today, but I'm already hungry and its only 10:36 my time so I will probably eat it now. For lunch, I'll probably hit up my local grocery store's salad bar (mixed greens, boiled eggs, olive oil and vinegar, ocra, carrots, cukes, sunflower seeds, bacon, chicken and whatever else they have) and maybe some canned smoked oysters. Usually I dont eat again until dinner, which is around 7:30 or 8. Tonight will probably be zucchini cakes with venison patties.